Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Slight increases in drought in the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that there have been slight increases in moderate drought in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina this week. This is the result of mainly dry conditions coupled with warm temperatures over the past week. With little rain expected in the next five…
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Severe drought reduced due to rains early in the week

The latest Drought Monitor shows that drought across the region was reduced. Severe drought is now completely gone from South Carolina and reduced in Georgia and Florida. Rain amounts in the next week are expected to be relatively light, so no big changes are expected to next week’s map. The…
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Significant decrease in drought in Georgia, South Carolina

Heavy rainfall over the last week has put a significant dent in severe drought conditions in Georgia and South Carolina, reducing it by half. Other categories of drought and dry conditions were also reduced in those states. No change was seen in North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama. Southern Florida missed…
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How Israel has defeated drought for decades and what Cape Town (and the Southeast) can learn

I’ve previously posted about the exceptional drought which is currently threatening Cape Town, South Africa. Drought has also been a threat to the Southeast, especially the 2007 drought which caused concern that Atlanta and Athens in Georgia might run out of water. Here is an interesting story from Business Insider…
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